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Though it is far from over, it appears Africa’s brush with COVID-19 hasn’t been as devastating as expected.

But in the melee, law firms across the continent are grappling with another existential threat—the continent’s vast debt burden, which had been ballooning long before COVID-19 struck, according to research and to several lawyers.

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Jennigay Coetzer

Jennigay Coetzer is the Africa correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in South Africa and across the continent. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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